GALLERY: Carew Court 50th anniversary celebrations
July 12, 2018
It was party time at Carew Court, Housing and Care 21’s Retirement Housing Court in Cramlington, when they held their 50th anniversary celebration.
The day was being opened by Jane, Duchess of Northumberland, who was welcomed by Court manager Pat Hall and presented with a bouquet of flowers by resident George Hall who has lived there for over 15 years.
Triple Paralympic Champion Stephen Miller, also visited the residents to tell them about his experiences.
Carew Court was opened by Lord Carew on 18th May 1968, belonging to The Royal British Legion, before Housing and and Care 21 was established.
Resident John Lucas, said “Living at Carew Court has been life changing for me. Before moving here one year ago I lived in a flat withno communal facilities and no resident participation – I became a recluse. Since moving to Carew Court, my life has opened up thanks to the friendly atmosphere.”
“I feel like everyone who lives here is part of an extended family, with residents who genuinely care for others. This is enhanced by the friendly, caring help provided by Pat Hall, the court manager and Norma our domestic cleaner. Nothing seems to be a bother for them and it makes you feel safe and secure. Well done to the Carew Court family – 50 years young!”
The residents and staff at Carew Court are raising money for their chosen charity, Dementia Care, and for the Court on the day, to help towards their funds for other social activities. They sold cakes and cocktails and mocktails from a mobile bar as well as holding both a raffle and tombola.
Pat Hall, Court Manager said: “I have been a court manager at Carew Court for just over seven years and love the fact that each day is different. I enjoy meeting new residents as they join us – getting to know each one is a pleasure. My residents vary in age and I love to hear about their past experiences. I have a lot of interesting people living here, which makes every day different. I love the people here – they make my job enjoyable.”